Associate Professor; Director, Implementation Science Core
Brown University and Department of Veterans Affairs
Providence, Rhode Island
Dr. A. Rani Elwy is the Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior's Implementation Science Core. In this role, Dr. Elwy provides consultation on implementation science proposals, develops and conducts seminars and workshops each semester on critical topics in dissemination and implementation science, and serves as PI/Site PI or Co-Investigator on a variety of grants funded by NIH, PCORI, VA and CDC. She also serves as Implementation Scientist in the Biobehavioral Sciences Core of the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR).
Dr. Elwy is also Core Investigator at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR) at the VA Bedford Healthcare System. She serves as Multiple Principal Investigator (PI) on the Bridge QUERI (implementation science) Program (QUE 20-017), a 5-year P30-like grant, supported by 4 Cores, consisting of three Hybrid Type 3 effectiveness-implementation randomized controlled trials taking place across 18 sites, which aim to improve health outcomes associated with mental health and substance use disorder by expanding access to and engagement in overdose prevention, treatment, and supportive services for Veterans most impacted by social determinants of health. Dr. Elwy’s VA funded research (VA HSR&D SDR 11-440) has also led to the “Disclosure Support Program”, funded continuously by VA Clinical Operations since 2015 (after research funding ended), to assist VA facilities with creating communication plans for disclosures of large-scale adverse event, unanticipated events that occurred during the course of Veterans’ care. This work is featured in the journal Healthcare, in a special issue focused on embedded research. Dr. Elwy leads dissemination efforts for the VA Complementary and Integrative Health Evaluation Center (VA PEC 16-354). Dr. Elwy received the VA's Best Research Paper Award in 2017 for a study on surgeon-patient communication published in JAMA Surgery.
Saturday, September 25, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET